Top Ten Books from the UK – March 2019

We had a record number of nominations for Books of the Month this month, and there are some wonderful titles to choose from. Please don’t forget to leave a review once you’ve read your titles — we all really want to know what you think!

Samira Ahmed
UK Edition

Love, Hate and Other Filters was one of the hottest YA titles of 2018, and Samira Ahmed’s follow up promises to be an even bigger hit.

Set ‘fifteen minutes in the future’, Internment follows Layla Amin as she leads an uprising against the Muslim-American concentration camp in which she’s been incarcerated. Stark, prophetic, chilling and thought-provoking.

Speak Up!
Laura Coryton
Red Shed
UK Edition

The perfect primer for the next generation of rebel girls, this is a celebration of standing up for oneself and challenging expected norms. Inspiring, uplifting and brilliantly engaging, this is ideal for any child’s library.

The Snakes
Sadie Jones
Chatto & Windus
UK Edition

The author of the bestselling novel The Outcast, returns with her finest and most darkly affecting novel yet. A family on a well-earned break in France. An unplanned visit from parents. An unexpected tragedy. And snakes…

An American Marriage
Tayari Jones
Oneworld Publications
UK Edition

One of the most talked about and celebrated US novels of 2018 is finally published in the UK. Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of the American Dream. Until Roy is convicted of a crime he did not commit…

Reasons to be Cheerful
Nina Stibbe
UK Edition

The natural heir to such British icons as David Nobbs and Sue Townsend, Nina Stibbe is one of the funniest writers around – and Lizzie Vogel is a character impossible to resist. Absolute comedy gold.

The Third Pillar
Raghuram Rajan
William Collins
UK Edition

Author of the bestselling Fault Line, Raghuram Rajan is one the world’s most important economic thinkers. The Third Pillar offers a comprehensive survey of the world we live in now – and how we might change it.

A Gift for Dying
M.J. Arlidge
Michael Joseph
UK Edition

This stand-alone thriller from the author of the bestselling Helen Grace series is a masterclass in mystery and suspense. Adam Brandt is a forensic psychologist. He thinks he’s seen it all. Until he meets Kassie…

The Conviction of Cora Burns
Carolyn Kirby
No Exit Press
UK Edition

A superb historical novel that brings 19th century Birmingham thrillingly to life. Cora is born in jail, but works herself up to gain a position with scientist Thomas Jerwood. But he is a man with secrets…

Keep Her Close
M.J. Ford
UK Edition

M.J. Ford burst onto the crime scene last year with Hold My Hand and this second outing for DS Josie Masters is just as gripping. A missing Oxford student begins a deadly battle of cat and mouse.

String City
Graham Edwards
UK Edition

There is a long tradition of SF novels sharing hard-boiled crime tropes (Blade Runner and The City and The City to name just two) and String City is a worthy entry to the canon. Unusual and mind-bending.


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